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Why Faust Fundraising?


If you are like most nonprofit organizations, you have been regularly applying for grants and probably winning some. Congratulations! But chances are, you haven’t been winning as many grants as you should, and haven’t been getting the most out of the grant relationships you have.

That’s because most nonprofit organizations are approaching their grants process with a task management mindset:


  • Reading grant guidelines and just applying

  • Trying to send applications to as many funders as possible

  • Witing grants the same way your agency or other staff members did in the past

  • Thinking that your proposal is the only thing influencing its approval

To be consistently successful at winning grants, you have to manage them in the context of a total grants management program.


  • Make grant writing part of a larger grant development campaign and weave it into your organization’s overall fundraising strategy

  • Make funder matching a priority and focus on the bullseye

  • Utilize grant writers with specialized training and experience 

  • Leverage expert research techniques to find the best opportunities for your organization

  • Develop relationship capital with foundations and other funders 

  • Use best practices and proven systems to increase your success

Grant Readiness with Karen Faust
Faust Fundraising works with nonprofits across Greater Chicago to help them create an integrated grants campaign, manage their grants program, add capacity to their in-house grants team, provide grants research, and tackle specific LOIs and grant applications. We work with clients on one-off projects and on small (minimum 5 hours/week) to large retainer agreements.
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